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What Is the Maximum Time That a Unit of Red Blood Cells Can Be Safely Left Out of Controlled Temperature Storage?

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The objective of this systematic review was to identify and analyze the evidence base supporting the "30-minute" and "4-hour" rules in transfusion medicine. The 30-minute rule states that red blood cell (RBC) units left out of controlled temperature storage for more than 30 minutes should not be returned to storage for reissue; the 4-hour rule states that transfusion of RBC units should be completed within 4 hours of their removal from controlled temperature storage. Eligible studies were ide...

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10.1016/j.tmrv.2011.09.005

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Journal:
Transfusion Medicine Reviews
Volume:
26
Issue:
3
Publication date:
2012-07-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1532-9496
ISSN:
0887-7963
URN:
uuid:51e862c7-d59f-40e2-8932-1bbb7f256aef
Source identifiers:
340275
Local pid:
pubs:340275

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